Originally Posted by VelvetsAB
I've never seen a Standardbred rack.... Any that I've known trot or pace, and I grew up with them on my Grandparents farm.
You cannot judge a breed by what one horse did. Another breed of horse could have likely done this just as easily as Whiskey.
Sorry...but I am going to call bs on your racking Standardbred thing. Where do you live that Standardbred's are dominate in the show ring? I live within a 3 hours drive of multiple tracks and only know of one Standardbred showing....and he is only a half STB.
I live in Eastern Kentucky. At our local shows we actually have multiple pacing classes like Open Pacing, Juvenile Pacing, and Championship Pacing. Everyone rides their horse as fast as they can go around the ring (it's very similar to Speed Racking classes) and the horses are judged on speed and form. It's extremely popular down here. And Standardbreds are also the dominate speed racking horses for the most part (Tennessee Walkers and such usually don't get that fast). Have you ever heard of Susie Wright? She owns many speed racking champions and the majority of them are pure Standardbred.
Yeah when I first heard all this after I moved here I was like "WHAT?" lol. But yeah that's how it is here.
If you want to see videos look up "Willard's horse show, KY" on youtube It should bring up some classes from our local shows. :)